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CanSino to start Phase III trial of COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi

first_imgSaudi Arabia will soon begin Phase III clinical trials on around 5,000 people for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s CanSino Biologics Inc, a Saudi health ministry spokesman said on Sunday.Last month, CanSino’s co-founder said the company was in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of the vaccine candidate, Ad5-nCOV.The vaccine uses a harmless cold virus known as adenovirus type-5 (Ad5) to carry genetic material from the coronavirus into the body. Topics : Researchers said last month that CanSino’s vaccine, co-developed with China’s military research unit, appeared to be safe and induced immune responses in most subjects.Saudi Arabia plans to test the vaccine alongside a placebo on 5,000 volunteers and is currently preparing trials in the cities of Riyadh, Dammam and Mecca, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Saturday.No COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for commercial use.CanSino’s candidate became the first in China to move into human testing in March but other potential vaccines developed by Sinovac Biotech and a unit of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) have already been approved for Phase III trials overseas.last_img read more

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Strawberry-Mango Milk Shake.

first_img Tweet 24 Views   no discussions Share Food & DiningLifestyle Strawberry-Mango Milk Shake. by: – August 26, 2011 Strawberry-Mango Milk Shake.The fresh fruit and whey protein make this drink an ideal breakfast. If you don’t have frozen yogurt on hand, make this with regular yogurt instead for more of a smoothie.A sprinkling of granola makes a nice addition to this beverage if you want to add carbohydrates.Ingredients:2 cups halved fresh strawberries1 cup chopped mango1-1/2 cups vanilla frozen yogurt1/4 cup milkSliced fresh strawberriesSliced mangoDirections:Place the 2 cups berries, chopped mango, frozen yogurt, and milk in a blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Divide mixture between 2 tall glasses. Top each serving with strawberry and mango slices. Makes 2 servings.Recipe source: Better Homes & Gardenscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

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St. Lucian Health Authorities Warn Against Outbreak of Dengue Fever

first_img“Four stereotypes of dengue exist. However, persons receive lifelong immunity against a serotype once infected with it. Only serotypes two and three have been recorded to date in St. Lucia, with the majority of the cases being children.” While it gave no figures, the Ministry said most of the reported cases are concentrated in the northern, central and eastern parts of the island. CMC It said persons with mild dengue may present with fever, accompanied by rash, nausea/vomiting, pain behind the eye, muscle and joint pain. In its more severe form, persons may progress to bleeding from the gums or nose, vomiting blood and passing blood in the stool. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said that dengue fever is one of the most common vector-borne viral illnesses affecting humans, transmitted through the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, and to a lesser extent the Aedes albopictus. “Very often, what we find is one household doing all that it can by taking preventative measures, but two households away, nobody cares. Mosquitoes have a very long flight range, they can travel up to a mile depending on the wind direction and wind speed, so that means to establish a safe zone preventative measures need to be taken within a mile-wide perimeter of one’s household,” he said. Ragnanan said it is necessary for the community to work together to prevent local transmission of dengue fever and that persons should avoid the indiscriminate dumping of garbage, which also serves as breeding ground for the mosquito. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said dengue viral disease has an incubation period of four to 10 days after the bite from an infected mosquito. Chief Environmental Health Officer, Parker Ragnanan, said intervention measures being undertaken by the Environmental Health Division include lava siding and fogging and that householders and property owners are encouraged to inspect their properties at least twice a week in an effort to contain the Aedes aegypti mosquito population. St. Lucian Health authorities on Monday warned the population to take all precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the dengue fever, given the rapid onset of the rainy season. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reported a “significant increase in dengue cases on island,” and that there is continued local transmission which often peaks during and after rainy seasons.last_img read more

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Cassell Kuoh: Elected to Promote Passion

first_imgThe search for well-grounded Liberians to help develop Liberian football may not have come at a better time, since it is crystal clear that adequate funding is the most basic to its success.The newly elected LFA vice president for operations, Mr. Cassell Kuoh’s entrance into the football arena is shrouded with a sense of what he can offer Liberian football.However, it is quite interesting that Mr. Kuoh, Sr., announced his interest to be a force to be reckoned with the introduction and his support to FC Fassell, one of the leading soccer clubs in the current LFA league.Since the former vice president for operations, Adolf Lawrence had different principles that did not work fairly well with President Musa Bility’s vision and therefore was booted out.But Mr. Lawrence’s troubles with the administration might have begun the moment he decided to wash the dirty clothes of the Football Association in public, when he granted an interview to a Frontpage Africa reporter late last year.At that time the idea of ‘fraternity football’ was still alien to football administrators till President Bility received his baptism of fire from CAF.Bility learned so quickly that his administration’s success would depend on the consistency, only of those officials whose vision was in line with his own, and therefore to avoid internal distractions, he encouraged only those whose ideas were consistent with his own to join his train.And this was where Cassell Kuoh was needed to do. His willingness to put his resources to move Liberian football forward, evidence of his club, FC Fassell, settled any question of his passion for the game.Though Bility was presented with a ‘white’ ballot to march on to zion, he found it expedient to campaign for his under-men, including vice president for administration Musa Shannon, who it was evidently clear had lost favor with some electorates.Bility swiftly countered, and with some ingenuity, managed to get his team back on course.It can be assumed that Shannon has become aware of his shortcomings and is prepared to make some amends. Few minutes after he came through the door, after his successful re-election was announced, he shook hands with well-wishers in Buchanan, and when he encountered this writer; he shook his hands and said, “We’ll work together.”Cassell Kuoh has shown he is a partner, for the success of FC Fassell is evidence of his passion to see Liberian football forward, and should the Government of Liberia remain true to its youth Transformation Agenda, through a U$5m towards sports, there can be no argument that some Liberian footballers may find their career in Europe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: If you have been online or on social media over the last few weeks, you will have noticed a topic that received a huge amount of attention. The ‘Dad Bod’ nearly broke the internet a few weeks ago, with differing news and social media outlets proclaiming that ‘Girls prefer the Dad Bod’ to a guy being in shape.What gave the topic so much attention was that the ‘dad Bod’ was something that guys in their early 20’s were adopting. If you have no idea what a ‘Dad Bod’ is, it’s simple.The dad bod is a balance between a beer gut and working out.These guys go to the gym occasionally, but also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.They are not particularly overweight; just a little soft around the edges with a beer gut to match.If you have watched any of the most popular comedies over the last few years you will have noticed that the leading man, who always ends up with the hot chick is a bit on the softer side.Think Seth Rogan in ‘Knocked Up’, Kevin James in ‘Mall Cop’, Jason Segel in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ or Vince Vaughan in any Vince Vaughan film. So what makes the ‘Dad Bod’ so appealing to the ladies?In an article for ‘The Odyssey’, Mackenzie Pearson writes a few points as to why girls prefer the Dad Bod.“The guys are not intimidating to women, and the girls feel less insecure about themselves around guys with the ‘Dad Bod’”. “Girls feel better about themselves in pictures, when beside these guys.They feel and look smaller and also feel slimmer beside guys like this”. “These guys feel better to cuddle”.  “They will go anywhere and eat anything at any restaurant”. Her final point is that, “with these guys, you know exactly what you are getting. There will be no surprises down the road, as they have the body of a 45 year old already”.This is a win-win, apparently.These points may be valid ones and everyone has their own types that they prefer. But from experience, I can tell you that if these guys have bodies like a 45 year old at 21 and they continue on that type of lifestyle, they will be a complete mess by the time they reach 45.Your metabolism slows as you age and this occurs because as you get older, your muscle mass decreases and your amount of fat tends to increase, decreasing your BMR and the amount of calories your body burns.This in turn decreases the amount of calories you need to take in through your diet.So imagine if you are still eating and drinking like a 21 year old when you are 35, do you think your body will still look the same?It won’t.How can I say this??I can say this, because this is who I deal with day in and day out.Guys who spent their 20’s and half their 30’s partying, only to wake up one morning and suddenly realise that they are completely out of shape.I’m not talking about their physical shape, how they look.I’m talking about the fact that some of them can hardly play with their kids without getting out of breath.They are also getting the onset of health implications that comes with a lifestyle like this.Your health always comes first no matter what body shape you have.With the ‘Dad bod’ you are setting yourself up for a list of health implications later in life.Some guys won’t see this as a problem, as they are at an age where type 2 diabetes isn’t on their radar, even though they are on its radar.So how about erectile dysfunction?Do you think that girls will find that sexy?Because that is also on the list of health problems for overweight adult males.You know what is sexy?A healthy body.A healthy body radiates a happy, confident outlook, and those are usually the qualities in a man that women find the sexiest.Whether you want to look athletic, have abs, be slim, that is your own choice.Just choose healthy—for now and your future.#TrainSmartIf you are unsure how to start or would like to join a friendly and supportive team, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE: DO YOU HAVE A DAD BOD? was last modified: May 24th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dad boddonegalemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more